God Needed Them More

by Anonymous
(Cleveland, Ohio)

About four years ago, I found out that I was pregnant. My husband and I were really excited because we had been trying to have a baby for two years prior to that. Everything seemed to be going well and I had my sonogram where the doctor told me that we would be having twins.

It was not until my next sonogram that the doctor noticed something was wrong. I had never even given thought to something being wrong, but he told my husband and I that the twins were sharing the same placenta and there was no barrier between the two babies which would cause a very high risk pregnancy.

Immediately after that, I was put on bed rest and told to stop working and to make my trips up and down the stairs very minimal. On top of this, I have diabetes and they were afraid the twins would get it. They sent me to a high risk doctor at the Cleveland Clinic and he advised us of the risks of mortality of the twins. I saw several doctors just to get their opinions and all had the same things to say. I had to stop taking blood thinning medication that I had been taking before I got pregnant, so with the added complications, it would be very difficult to carry the twins.

We found out that they were boys so my husband and I decided to name the babies. I am a big fan of a soap opera so we chose names from the show, Nash and Brennan, for the boys. It made it more real and made me feel more connected to the boys.

I saw many doctors and there was a lot of talk about inducing labor once the boys were big enough to be able to survive outside of the womb because they would have a better chance at living a full life that way.

What was found was that one of the babies had a condition called CDH, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, which would be an issue itself. My husband and I prayed and waited, hoping things would turn out well.

Sadly, at seven months, the umbilical cord got tangled and got a knot in it, cutting off the supply to the babies and Nash and Brennan passed away. It was a very sad day, but we did all that we could do to try and save the babies. God must have needed them home more than we did.

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Jan 08, 2012
I miss my babies
by: The Scotties

On 4th January 2012 I went for my 16 week scan. I found out that my little momo twins had passed away. I last saw them alive and well on 15 December 2011 when they were 13 weeks 2 days old. My husband and I spent Christmas and New Year imagining how we would be bringing them up. Our dreams were shattered. I underwent induced labour and gave birth to my children on 6 January 2012. The whole process lasted about 10 hours. I am grateful for all the hospital staff who ensure I would not feel any physical pain. The experience was strangely calm. Now, two days on I feel so lost. I miss my babies so very much... I am so sorry for your losses and I am sorry to bring back any soul destroying memories... I just needed to share their short life with someone. I saw them after the birth. They were so small. Poor wee scones. Sleep tight my little babies, daddy and I miss you terribly so very very much.xxxxxx

May 20, 2011
mono twins
by: kim and bud

We also had mono/mono twins but today at my 16 week ultrasound found out that their hearts stopped beating.
As you can imagine we were very shocked, feeling numb and very lost.
I can't seem to stop crying. My eyes burn so bad.
Tomorrow I will be going in to deliver them and I'm very scared.

I'm trying really hard to believe that God has them up in heaven right now.

Thanks for your story

May 20th, 2011 (10:30pm.)

Dec 18, 2008
best wishes
by: vikkie

i am greatly sorry for your loss.
thank you for sharing your story and i hope you have both continued to stay strong and enjoy your lives together. xx

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